Aboubakr Jamai

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Morocco’s Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down

Nieman Notes February 2, 2010

Last week, the Morrocan weekly news magazine Le Journal Hebdomadaire—known to be very critical of the government and for its hard-hitting investigative journalism—was closed down by government authorities. Le Journal Hebdomadaire was founded in 1997 by Aboubakr Jamai, a 2007 Nieman Fellow. Read more

Tully Center Honors Aboubakr Jamaï

Nieman Notes January 2, 2008

He’s been sentenced to jail, saw his publication banned and was forced to leave his country. Moroccan Editor/Publisher Aboubakr Jamaï, Class of 2007-2008, is the first recipient of the Tully Center for Free Speech Award. Read more

Jamai addresses the need for change in Morocco’s press

Nieman Notes September 21, 2007

Aboubakr Jamai, the former publisher of the independent weekly Le Journal Hebdomadaire and member of the Class of 2007, spoke passionately about the need for change in Morocco’s press at an event co-hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. A frequent palace critic, Jamai was sued for defamation at home. Read more